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Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Sires Stakes (KYSS) raced five divisions of freshman pacers in the second of three $30,000 preliminary legs on Saturday night under absolutely glorious conditions at The Red Mile. The temperature was 80 degrees and the wind still as the fillies took to the track at 7:00. The Ohio connection of trainer Brian Brown and driver Chris Page began the evening by winning the first of two filly divisions with heavy favorite Edge Of Eternity. With the field scratched down to a mere handful of five, Page took the initiative and send his charge out for the lead, rated friendly fractions then sealed the deal with a 26.4 end to the 1:53 mile. Louphoria (Scott Zeron) rallied wide to be second and Cash Reward (Yannick Gingras) third. The winner is by A Rocknroll Dance, bred by Red Mile track announcer Gabe Prewitt and James McLaughlin who sold her to current owners Mark Robinson, Richard Lombardo, Bluestreak Boys and Bob Heckhoff's RBH Ventures for $55,000 at the Lexington Selected Yearling Sale (LSYS) last fall. Beautyonthebeach became a repeat winner in the KYSS series for Doug McNair who chose to race her with cover this week and that notion worked to perfection. There was plenty of pace in the race with Summer Charm (Andy McCarthy) setting lively fractions through the 1:23.4 three panels just as Beautyonthebeach was escorted to the leader by live cover. McNair then tipped his charge wide for the drive and she was doing her best pacing under the wire while striding out to a 4 ¼ length win for the 1:51 record. Summer Charm held up well for the place and Mollydooker (Zeron) went a solid uncovered trip to be third. James Avritt of nearby Lebanon bred and owns the winner and was again present to enjoy the effort and accept the trophy. Magic Joe Lindy (Zeron) seared the red clay in 1:51 to win the first of three divisions for colts & geldings. Zeron changed tactics with the striking gray American Ideal colt, leaving from post 8 into a brief four-hole tuck before advancing on leader Egomania on the backside to take over by the 55.3 second half. Chris Page popped the deuce with Egomania at the 1:24.1 three-quarters for a run at the top one but Magic Joe was more than up to the challenge and drew away to a 2 1/4 length win under minimal urging for the new record. US Captain (Doug McNair) closed to take the place away from Egomania. Magic Joe Lindy is rare Lindy Farms pacer and made the third homebred winner for that storied Standardbred nursery on the weekend. With trainer Domenico Cecere in route to Ontario to prepare others for the upcoming Champlain stakes, assistant trainer Patritzio Ancora tended to the winning duties on this occasion. Hurrikane Emperor (Andy McCarthy) impressed again with his powerful closing kick, mowing down a pretty stout field from well back to take a 1:50.4 record for trainer John McDermott, Jr. The pace was hot early with Major Deception (Zeron) prominent through speedy numbers then succumbing to an assault from a fresh Bettor's Wish (Dexter Dunn) as they straightened up for the drive. That one was dead game right to the wire, despite his gritty effort Bettor's Wish could not resist the winner's late surge. Can't Beach That (Peter Wrenn) was third. Hurrikane Emperor has now won 5 of 6 starts including a sweep of the New Jersey Sires Stakes earlier this summer for breeders Jonathan Klee Racing and Kuhen Racing who are joined in ownership of the Hurrikane Kingcole scion with Pegasis Investment Group and Lind Racing Stable. Andy came back to win the last of the stakes with the unbeaten repeat KYSS winner, Captain Trevor, another sharp looking Captaintreacherous colt for trainer Tony Alagna. Leaving for position early then moved to the front at the three-eighths, McCarthy and Captain Trevor yielded to race favorite Blood Money (Gingras) near the half before finding a seam mid-stretch and going by the leader willingly for the 1:52.2 score. Caviart Rockland (McNair) held third after a first over bid. Captain Trevor was bred by Bay's Stable and Riverview Racing and sold in Harrisburg for $75,000 to current owners Brittany Farms, Marvin Katz, Brad Grant and the eponymous Captain Trevor Racing which represents Joe Barbera, Leah Cheverie and Myron & Stephanie Bell's Riverview Racing. Racing resumes at The Red Mile on Thursday, August 30 with the second leg for 3-year-old KYSS. by Nick Salvi, for the Red Mile  

WASHINGTON, PA, Aug. 15, 2018 -- Rock N McRoll zipped to the front, held off the late challenge of Trillions Hanover and scored in 1:53.2, fastest in Wednesday's $80,000 Pennsylvania Stallion Series stake at The Meadows. The event for freshman filly pacers was contested over four divisions, with Skater Chick, Unspoken Promise and May Bride Hanover also taking splits. Tony Hall fashioned a stake double behind Skater Chick and May Bride Hanover. It was just the second career start for Rock N McRoll; she didn't she the lead at all in her career debut. But she responded well when Dave Palone asked her for early speed, and she dug in late to hold off Trillions Hanover by a neck. Pretty N Fast completed the ticket. "I think she'll find her way into the sires stakes program," Palone said. "She just was a little behind. I love the way some of the trainers set them up with a start or two until they get feeling good about themselves before they throw them to the wolves. This filly is not short on ability or attitude." Linda Toscano trains the daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-McGibson for Cherry Creek Stables, Camelot Stable, Little E and Enviro Stables. It was one of four wins for Palone on the 13-race card. Hammered down to 1-9, Skater Chick extended her winning streak to three by moving three wide down the backside and prevailing under wraps in 1:53.3, matching her career best. Able Hanover was second, 2-1/2 lengths back, with Typhoon third. "She has a lot of ability, but she's still a little green," Hall said of the daughter of Sweet Lou-Ram Rocker. "She was kind of in and out, so I figured it would be better just to get out rather than fight with going between horses. She was good." Mark Harder conditions Skater Chick for Donald Lindsey, Paul Kleinpaste and Garth Bechtel. Unspoken Promise wasn't quite sure what she was being asked to do, but ultimately, she straightened out and dashed through the Lightning Lane to overtake the pace-setter, Sweet Cherry, by a neck in 1:54.4. Dark Rhapsody earned show. Jim Pantaleano piloted the daughter of Somebeachsomewhere-Pucker Up for trainer Tom Fanning and owners Howard Taylor and Fanning Racing LLC. "She was a little snaky going down in through there," Pantaleano said. "She's had a little issue running in and getting on the right line; that's why I took her inside. She needs a little more practice. She has some go. She has some skills for sure." Live racing at The Meadows resumes Saturday, when the program features The Meadow Cheer, a $180,862 PA Sires Stake for 2-year-old filly pacers. First post is 1:05 PM. by Evan Pattak, for The Meadows

WILKES-BARRE, PA - The cream of the State-sired two-year-old pacing crop contested three divisions of the second preliminary of their division's Pennsylvania Sire Stakes Sunday night at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. In the first division Stonebridge Soul went to the top, but she was passed first by Treacherous Reign near the 27.4 quarter, then by Sylph Hannover, who went a big second quarter to grab the lead well before the 55.1 half. Sylph Hanover continued on a tear to the 1:22.3 3/4s - a 54.4 middle half, but in the stretch the Captaintreacherous-Scandalous Hanover miss Treacherous Reign was able to pass the pacesetter to stop the clock in 1:51.1, a half-length better than Sylph Hanover, with a flying Sweeter Lulu another 1¼ lengths back in third. That 1:51.1 was significant in several respects. It was a lifetime mark for the winner, now 2-for-3 in her career; it set a season's record for the division on 5/8-mile tracks; and it tied her as fastest baby filly overall with three fillies who went that fast on bigger tracks (Tellitsassymae, Key West, and Glorious Virgin). Andrew McCarthy handled the speedy miss for trainer Tony Alagna and the ownership of Alagna Racing LLC, Big Als Stable, Let It Ride Stables Inc., and Dana Parham. The second division featured She's Allright, who won a Sire Stakes at the start of her 3-for-3 beginning to her career, but her fortune did not carry on this night despite 1-5 favoritism. She's Allright moved to the lead in front of the stands after a 27.3 quarter and was able to stroll to the half in 58.1, but then she really had to turn on the jets as Blue Ivy made a big move in the 27.1 backside (1:25.2 3/4s) and into the turn, and when dueling with Blue Ivy She's Allright made a midturn break. Blue Ivy thus had a two-length lead headstretch, but the A Rocknroll Dance - Philadelphia miss Rockin Philly, who was used in tucking third early, moved outside nearing the top of the lane and had a huge late kick, winning in 1:53.2, 4¼ lengths ahead of railshooting 60-1 shot Sweet Lucy Lou, with Blue Ivy third. Driver Tim Tetrick and trainer Jim King Jr., who had teamed at Philly earlier in the day to take a 2PC Sire Stakes division with Crimson And Chrome, were the guiding forces behind the winner, who took a new mark for owners CC Racing LLC and Jo-Ann Looney-King. The third section was a showdown of unbeatens and previous PaSS winners, Warrawee Ubeaut (2-for-2) and Bestseller Hanover (3-for-3). Bestseller Hanover made the lead at the 3/16 en route to a 27 opener, but Warrawee Ubeaut was underway soon after that point to command just past the 3/8, getting the middle clockings in 56.2 and 1:24.3. Bestseller Hanover had stayed tight in the pocket, came out in the lane, and paced home well, but Warrawee Ubeaut had a 27.3 last quarter in her to equal her lifetime mark of 1:52.1, with Bestseller Hanover second, a length back, and Izzy Hanover another ¾ lengths back in third. Yannick Gingras and Ron Burke are the team behind Warrawee Ubeaut, and a comparison between this filly and a colt counterpart from the same two horsemen, De Los Cielos Deo (also a Philly winner in the afternoon), is apt in that both horses look like they haven't shown their best yet, that although undefeated, they haven't been fully extended. This is a thought certainly cheering to the ownership of the victorious Sweet Lou - Great Memories filly: Burke Racing Stable LLC, Phil Collura, J&T Silva- Purnel & Libby, and Weaver Bruscemi LLC. Six divisions of Stallion Series baby pacing fillies will be the highlight events on the Monday card at The Downs. From the PHHA/Pocono Downs

WASHINGTON, PA, July 19, 2018 -- When Larry Karr met Larry Karr, the earth moved. Reunited now after several years apart, the pair will try to recapture the magic when Larry Karr, the human, sends Larry Karr, the 3-year-old colt he co-owns, after Adios orchids. The 52nd edition of the $450,000 (est) Delvin Miller Adios Pace for the Orchids kicks off Saturday at The Meadows with a pair of eliminations that go as races 12 and 13. The first four finishers in each elimination, plus the fifth-place finisher with higher career earnings, return for the July 28 final. Larry Karr leaves from post 2 in race 13 with Yannick Gingras at the helm. The eliminations card also includes a pair of stakes for freshman pacing colts as well as a number of "big score" wagering opportunities: a $7,500-guaranteed Pick 4 (races 4-7), a $5,000-guaranteed Pick 5 (races 11-15) and a $2,748.90 jackpot in the Super High 5 (race 15). First post for the eliminations card is 1:05 PM. A New Jersey resident, Karr is well known in the business world as the associate general counsel for the North American operations of Ingredion Incorporated, a manufacturer of food ingredients. But he's just as prominent in harness racing, particularly as a partner in many horses trained by Ron Burke. Karr's father owned Standardbreds and took young Larry with him when he raced at Monticello, the Meadowlands, Yonkers and Roosevelt. "I sometimes say that my legal job gets in the way of my horse racing activities," Karr jokes. In 2015, Karr was reviewing weanlings at Diamond Creek Farm's annual open house when Adam Bowden of Diamond Creek called one of the youngsters to his attention. "He mentioned that the dam of this colt was Emily Car, same last name as mine but spelled differently. He was a good-looking colt. About eight months later, Adam asked me if he could name the colt Larry Karr. I was happy to consent." Karr and his partners tried to buy Larry Karr at his subsequent yearling auction and set a ceiling of $30,000. When another bidder hammered him down for $35,000, that seemed to be that. But storybook romances don't end that way. "He showed ability at 2 but got sick later in the year," Karr says. "We heard he was available and began pursuing him on and off about a month ago. His prior owners are very decent folks. I'm not sure if our interest in this horse is due to his performance or to his connection with me. I hope it's a little bit of both." That's how C. Kevin Thomas and the estate of James Thompson sold Larry Karr to Larry Karr and his partners -- Burke Racing Stable, Weaver Bruscemi, LLC and Frank Baldachino. As Adios contenders go, the credentials of the equine Larry Karr are a little light. The A Rocknroll Dance gelding has banked just less than $20,000 in his career, and although he's entering the Adios off three straight wins at Hoosier Park, those victories have been in overnights rather than stakes. "It's undoubtedly a major step up," Karr says, "but he's pretty well staked. If we can get him to step up even a little bit, he'll be well worth what we paid for him." Karr may not know exactly what to expect of his namesake come Saturday, but he considers one outcome unacceptable. "We've been joking that if the horse doesn't do well, my co-owners will say, 'Larry Karr stinks.' I never want to hear that." Here are the Adios eliminations fields in post position order with trainers, drivers and morning line odds: Elimination 1, Race 12 1. Summer Travel Andrew Harris/David Miller 10-1 2. No Easy Day Ron Burke/Matt Kakaley 8-1 3. American History Tony Alagna/Yannick Gingras 7-2 4. Shadow Cat John Butenschoen/Brett Miller 6-1 5. Bambino Joe Greg Wright, Jr./Aaron Merriman 10-1 6. GD Western Joe Burke/Dave Palone 8-1 7. Done Well Brian Brown/Tim Tetrick 5-2 8. Wes Delight Mark Harder/Corey Callahan 9-2 Elimination 2, Race 13 1. Springsteen Rene Allard/Simon Allard 6-1 2. Larry Karr Burke/Gingras 4-1 3. Dorsoduro Hanover Burke/Kakaley 2-1 4. Hitman Hill Chris Oakes/Brett Miller 10-1 5. Thinkbig Dreambig Jimmy Takter/Jordan Stratton 9-2 6. Odds On Lauderdale Alagna/Andrew McCarthy 8-1 7. Western Beachboy Christen Pantaleano/Jim Pantaleano 10-1 8. Babes Dig Me Alagna/David Miller 8-1 by Evan Pattak, for the Meadows

WEST CORK, IR - Its being quite a week for Kieran Sheehy who is Stud Farm Manager at Moran Stud Farm who enjoyed success at Tipperary race course during the week and on Saturday evening Sheehy took the High grade Trot at Lissangle with Vivo De Bassiere .   Sheehy sent the nine year old to the front after half a lap and was never in danger easing to a 10 length victory.   Reclamation a three year old daughter of A Rock N Roll Dance showed she can handle all surfaces when landing the Grade F E & D Pace .A winner on the hard track in Portmarnock last week she followed up with a facile win on grass this week .Jointly owned by Bill Donovan from Florida and IB Stables in Baltimore she will be aimed at The M50 Skip Hire three year classic in mid July.   Tadhg Murphy who holds the trainers licence at IB stables had a smile as broad as the harbour in his native Baltimore when his son Eoin took the saddle race with Hail Spartucus.   Eoin a 14 year student has definitely inherited the family genes giving a polished performance on the winner who is owned by the Hill family owners of Hillside Farms.   John O Mahony and Luke Kelleher two of our up and coming drivers both got on the score sheet . O Mahony got Moorside Captain through "the eye of a Needle" up the inside of Panarc in the final eighth of a mile to take the G & G1 Pace.   The runner up driven by novice driver Kevin Myles will win soon but today was another learning curve . Meadowbrach Demon and Luke Kelleher are a formidable pairing and took the High Grade Pace. Rhyds Dilemma and then Supreme Sunshine both led but with 3 furlongs remaining Kelleher sent "The Iron Horse " alight and ran out a three length winner .   Heather Breeze and IB A Magican served up a titanic battle in the opener and the former was not to be denied winning by a head .   Dream De Broeuts has showed promise in his three previous runs and got the better of Un Boss in another photo finish.Once again a winning distance of a head for owner driver Patrick Hill .   Sunday 8th July is the next West Cork meeting in Drimoleague.   by Tim Kellerher, for Harnesslink   RESULTS Race One 1. Heather Breeze S Jennings 2. IB A Magician D Murphy 3. The Hitman M Goggin Jnr DIST Hd 4 TIME 2.39.8 Race Two 1. Dream De Broeuts P Hill 2. Un Boss J O Mahony 3. Banialouka K Sheehy DIST Hd Dist TIME 2.55.9 Race Three 1. Moorside Captain J O Mahony 2. Panarc K Myles 3. Splash The Cash DIST 4 9 TIME 2.46.9 Race Four 1. Reclamation D Murphy 2. Brywins Starship R Kingston 3. Brywins Picasso L Kelleher DIST 1 1/4 6 1/4 TIME 2.38.9 Race Five 1. Meadowbranch Demon L Kelleher 2. Supreme Sunshine J Boyle 3. Wellfield Ghost J Manning Jnr DIST 3 1 1/2 TIME 2.42.2 Race Six 1. Hail Spartacus E Murphy 2. Fairdays Bret C O Driscoll 3. Coalford Commander S Twomey DIST Dist 5 TIME 2.38.6 Race Seven 1. Vigo De Bassiere K Sheehy 2. Alineka Darche T Murphy 3. Bolero De La Fye D Murphy DIST 10 5 TIME 2.43.4

WILKES-BARRE PA - After the heaviest kind of favorite - the $2.10 to win variety - took each of the first two $30,000 divisions of the Pennsylvania All-Stars event for three-year-old pacing fillies at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono on a chalk-laden Monday night, the third winner, racing in the tenth, paid more to win ($48.60) than the previous nine visitors to Victory Lane had returned combined. The upset was posted by the Somebeachsomewhere filly Destiny Hanover, who took a new mark in 1:52.2 in a race during which she had some help, but showed she knew what to do with good fortune. Simon Allard had her sitting third-inside as favored Serene Stride ranged up along pacesetting Pass Line Bluechip early on the far turn, then sent her scurrying up the pegs as the leader broke and went to the infield, allowing pocketsitting Aldine Hanover to dash through and grab the lead, with the winner on her bumper. In the stretch Allard took his charge to the Pocono Pike and got a nose advantage over Aldine Hanover late in tallying for trainer Jake Leamon and the ownership of David Van Dusen, Michael Cimaglio, and Stephen Demeter. The first of the heavy stakes chalk to make the Pocono winners enclosure was the A Rocknroll Dancer filly Sidewalk Dancer, who won her second straight race with a 1:51.3 clocking. Brett Miller had the winner on the lead before the quarter despite the outermost starting slot six, and she paced home in 55.2 to be 1½ lengths clear on the money for trainer Chris Oakes and the partnership of Northfork Racing Stable, Omar Beiler, and Dennis Coons. Alexa's Power, the Lismore Final winner, had a bit of a harder time from her outside starting assignment, but she defeated her six rivals in 1:53. Driver Tim Tetrick was content to tuck the Somebeachsomewhere miss in fifth early, then went second-over and three-wide nearing headstretch, with a determined charge into a 55.3 last half getting her a half-length decision over Aims Whisper for trainer Jim Campbell and owners Jeffrey and Michael Snyder.  

WILKES-BARRE PA - Art Dancer, pushing his winning streak to five and handled by the red-hot harness racing driver Brett Miller, became the only two-time Pennsylvania Stallion Series winner in the three-year-old pacing colt ranks, spurting up the Pocono Pike to take his $20,000 division of the Stallion Series in 1:53.1 Sunday at the mountain oval. An altered son of A Rocknroll Dance trained by Mark Harder, who co-owns him with Rick Phillips and VIP Internet Stable LLC, Art Dancer was content to sit behind Winston most of the mile, then made his lefthand turn in early stretch and showed sharp speed to win by 1 1/4 lengths in raising his lifetime record to 7-for-8. Ironically, he was the only of the five stakes winners not to post a new mark. Brett Miller also had the fastest Stallion Series winner at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono, taking the opening section with Heartbeat Hill in a 1:51.3. The Somebeachsomewhere gelding quarter-moved to command and went on to an easy 3¾ length victory for trainer Bruce Clarke, co-owner with Patricia Waldeck and John Coffey. ... ...and Brett also had the co-second-fastest Stallion Series winner as he took three of the five divisions, this one with the Ponder gelding Yupper in 1:52. The Jacob Hartline-conditioned sophomore rode cover second-over, then tipped wide and caught Ideal Flip, who had gone first-over to the stretch lead, by a neck for Anatolia Farm LLC. Two Meadows-based trainers made the long ship east worth their while by coming away with Stallion Series wins. Norm Parker sent over the Bettor's Delight colt Return Of The Sith, who came uncovered into a 55.4 back half and used all of his force to edge out Bobby K Hill by a neck in 1:53.1 for driver Jim Pantaleano and the Megan Rogers Racing Stables Inc. In the next race conditioner Dan Altmeyer saw his Well Said gelding Daddyofemall get a great drive from son-in-law Mike Wilder, with the pair weaving through traffic and then pacing by Somebaddude by ¾ of a length in 1:52 to run his record to 5-for-9 for Ruth Altmeyer and Richard Kelson. In the top event for fast-class trotters, worth $21,500, it was (Brett) Miller time again as he gave Tyson a perfect second-over trip, the pair sweeping wide in the lane and then ending the four-race winning streak of Golden Son by catching the pacesetter by a neck in 1:54.3. The Donato Hanover gelding, raising his earnings to $151,625, is trained by Ed Gannon Jr. , who is also co-owner with Yannick Gingras and Frank Canzone. In all, Brett Miller had three Stallion Series victories among his four wins at Pocono on Sunday night; earlier in the day at Philly he visited Victory Lane five times (including a win with a $106.40 winner) to run up a nine-bagger for the most-productive day. PHHA / Pocono

WASHINGTON, PA, April 2, 2018 -- Shuffled to sixth at the three-quarters, Dance For Kisses roared wide through the lane to spring a 16-1 harness racing shocker in Monday's $15,000 opening leg of the Ruby Cook Memorial Pace at The Meadows. The series for 3-year-old fillies honors the memory of the late Ruby Cook, the track's longtime switchboard operator. Dance For Kisses hadn't raced since Aug. 15 and had only a maiden victory to her credit. But when Bryce Brocklehurst angled her off the cones to the center of the track, the daughter of A Rocknroll Dance-Thirsty For Kisses caught the leader, E Dee's Well Said, and downed her by 3/4 lengths in 1:57. Xfinity Beach earned show. Justin Lebo owns and trains Dance For Kisses. Dave Palone collected four wins on the 13-race card. THE MEADOWS INCREASES TUESDAY PICK 5 GUARANTEE TO $25,000 The Meadows Racetrack & Casino has increased — to $25,000 — the total-pool guarantee for its Tuesday, April 3 Pick 5 wager as part of the United States Trotting Association's Strategic Wagering Initiative. While $5,000 Pick 5 guarantees are offered with each card, The Meadows sweetened the pot when Monday’s Pick 5 was uncovered, resulting in a two-day carryover of $7,342.59. In addition, Tuesday’s card includes a $7,500 total-pool guarantee for the Pick 4, also a regular feature of each program at The Meadows. Minimum wager for the Pick 4 (Races 4-7) and Pick 5 (Races 9-13) is 50 cents. Since Pennsylvania law requires a minimum per-race wager of $2, a player wagering at the 50-cent level must bet at least four tickets. First post for Tuesday’s program is 1:05 PM. The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Last night at Gloucester Park, Perth, Western Australia saw another harness racing Group One $100,000 race was run and  won.   The two-year-old Sales Classic Final for colts and geldings sold at the local yearling sales last year brought a field of 10 together from the qualifiers with several well bred contenders.   One of these was the winner Its Rock And Roll by A Rocknroll Dance out of Miss Worthy  Whitby.{Bettors Delight} who sat just off the pace after working hard for the first 500 metres from the leader Shockwave, who is also bred in the purple..{by Mach Three out of Here For The Money}.   Shockwave took up the lead just after the start and set the pace for the 1730 metres race trip. Turning for home Its Rock And Roll loomed up alongside Shockwave to go stride for stride to the finish to just get the decision by half a head margin.   The mile rate of 1.56.6 was a race record. With sectionals of lead time..8.2..first quarter:.29.8..second quarter:29.1, third quarter:28.6..fourth quarter:29.6..   When we look at the breeding of Its Rock And Roll, he has the bloodline double cross from his sire line to Miss Worthy Whitbys maternal line Shifting Sands.   Click the six generation breeding pedigree here.   Classic winning family members of Its Rock And Roll includes;   Stonebridge Terror by Western Terror - 1:51.1 US $763,450   Riyadh by Jate Lobell - 1:48.4 US $2,763,527   Red River Hanover by Western Hanover - 1:48.4 US $965,426   Rocknroll Hanover by Western Ideal - 1:48.3 US $2,754,038   Royalflush Hanover by Cams Card Shark - 1:49.3 US $2,153,893   Rustler Hanover by Western Hanover - 1:51.0 US $971,638   Blazin N Cullen by Christian Cullen - 1:50.8 $474,077   Escapable Beaux 2002 by Artiscape - 1:50.0 US $960,761   Bettors Up 2014  by Bettors Delight - 1:49.4 US $535,154   Drop Red 2006 by Red River Hanover - 1:49.0 US $716,100   Mcerlean 2009 by McArdle - 1:49.1 US $765,602   Jr Mint 2000 by Northern Luck - 1:49.3 US $778,289   Armbro Proposal 1994 by Dexter Nukes - 1:48.2 US $1,185,684   Sunshine Beach by Somebeachsomewhere - 1:47.4 US $971,037   Activator 2001 by Western Hanover - 1:49.4 US $907,075.   Bettors Edge 2009 by Bettors Delight - 1:48.1 US $2,010,627   Shoobees Place 2007 by Artsplace - 1:49.1 US $787,271    Grinfromeartoear 1996 by Artsplace - 1:50.1 US $1,746,009   Tell All 2004 by Real Desire - 1:48.3 US $1,509,227   Image of Dawn 1999 by Life Sign - 1:50.4 US $1,248,536   Allthatgltrsisgold 2007 by Cams Card Shark - 1:49.0 US $824,471   Control the Moment 2013 by Well Said - 1:48.2 US $1,085,220   Badlands Nitro 2005 by Badlands Hanover - 1:50.0 US $1,597,638   Real Desire 1998 by Life Sign - 1:48.2 US $3,159,814    Vegas Vacation 2010 by Bettors Delight - 1:48.3 US $1,068,243   Safely Kept 1989 (M U20 ) by Jate Lobell - 1:52.4 US $866,999   the list just goes on and on and on.   Keep an eye on the runner up Shockwave who's maternal classic winning family includes;   Emjayem Grand 2005 by Bettors Delight - 1:49.3 US $431,697   Chariot King 2006 by Badlands Hanover - 1:51.3 $643,405   Its Only Rocknroll 2011 by Million Dollar Cam - 1:53.1 US $233,414   Kingstar 1994 by Panorama - 1:50.4 US $758,505   Baileys Dream 2001 by Dream Away - 1:55.1 $1,216,513   Avonnova 2006 by Art Major - 1:51.3 $958,024. etc etc.   Click this link for race replay   And finally to be kept informed on harness racing news from around the world follow icons on the Standardbred Breeding Facebook page to receive posts in your news feeds.   Kevin Dinnigan   For all your breeding data click on this link.    

Columbus, OH --- When Ellen Mulinix answered her husband’s phone regarding an inquiry about Lost In Time, she responded with a laugh as the couple was merely performing the daily tasks they had lovingly conducted with his sire at the very same stage in his harness racing career. “Jim is putting shoes on him right now while I am holding his head,” said Ellen. “Can he call you back?” A 2-year-old son of A Rocknroll Dance-Summer Mystery, Lost In Time, co-owned by Mulinix (as part of A Roknroll Dance Racing), Denny Miller, William Rufenacht and Team S Racing Stable, is certainly following in his world champion father’s hoofprints, as he hails from the same barn, possesses a similar demeanor and has thrived in an identical program. This colt, however, has already accomplished something the 2012 Meadowlands Pace victor did not with a triumph in the $660,960 Metro Pace at Mohawk Racetrack on Sept. 23. Jim and Ellen Mulinix hope he can replicate that achievement with a Breeders Crown trophy on Oct. 28 at Hoosier Park, but first he must place five other qualified rivals in his wake in the first of three $20,000 eliminations on Saturday (Oct. 21) to claim a spot on the starting gate for the $600,000 final. The colt will have the services of Scott Zeron and the duo will commence their quest for a Crown from post position six as the 2-1 morning line favorite. They will, however, have to contend with the likes of Nutcracker Sweet (post one, Tim Tetrick, 5-2) and This Is The Plan (post five, David Miller, 4-1). “As you already probably know Dance did not win the Breeders Crown just like the Metro Pace (he finished second in both races),” Jim Mulinix said. “And I think it could have been for the same reason as we had to change drivers from the eliminations to the finals for those races. Dance wasn’t a hard horse to drive but you had to know him.” Unlike his father, Lost In Time retains the services of his regular pilot, but Jim and Ellen Mulinix have embarked upon nearly exactly the same course they did with A Rocknroll Dance for his freshman campaign. To date, the colt is 5-3-2-0, has banked $375,555 and has a lifetime mark of 1:50.1 established during his Canadian journey. “We started Dance at Raceway Park for his first (qualifying) start,” Mulinix said. “People laughed at me when I started this colt at the fairs, but we had another horse in (at the Hicksville, Ohio Fair) and I just wanted to see how he would handle shipping. Shortly after the first turn is where all the rides are and that caught his attention so he was looking all over the place, but when it came time on the backside nothing was a problem. “Then we decided to take him to Kentucky for the sire stakes. His other owners kept telling me he had to finish first or second to make the final, but I was already thinking of the Metro Pace, as winning the Metro Pace would make him a real horse. Donnie Harmon drove him down there (at Red Mile) for me and he asked me if he could leave but I told him not to do that. My instructions were to not race him hard early, put him in position and let him come home. When Donnie got off of him he said he waited to let him go and when he did he could have went another mile. Since we finished second I could now talk my other owners into the Metro Pace.” Lost In Time did not capture his elimination for that contest like A Rocknroll Dance did, but was second by a neck to the very talented Stay Hungry in 1:50.2. “He ran into a little trouble in that race when another horse was doing something funny in front of him and saw his head go straight up,” Mulinix said. “Scottie had to pull him out of it and he hit himself, but he raced very well. “Scottie is such a good young driver and knows what he has to do to win races. He told me this horse would have to leave to win the Metro final so he could keep him in a good position. I told him he could, he just hadn’t yet because I didn’t want other people to know exactly what I’ve got and with the great drive Scottie gave him we won. We are just so lucky to have a driver like him for this horse.” Lost In Time returned to the Bluegrass State for the International Stallion Stakes on Oct. 7 at Red Mile. He won his $58,000 division well within himself and paced his final quarter in :26.1. “I was very pleased with how he raced in Kentucky,” Mulinix said. “He has some splint bones that have been bothering him and was really on the right line in Canada. We have been working on them and painting them, which seems to have helped him. So far our plan has worked for him and everything has fallen into place, which is unusual not only in this sport, but any sport. We just hope it continues for us at Hoosier Park.” The Anderson oval may also be the very last occasion Jim and Ellen will care for and condition Lost In Time for a Grand Circuit event, as the couple has decided to slow down as they learned from A Rocknroll Dance, it was time to relish life a bit more. “We couldn’t even enjoy it when Dance won the Meadowlands Pace,” Mulinix said. “My grandkids called us at 2:30 a.m. and couldn’t believe we were eating soup from a gas station, while trying to get a couple hours of sleep instead of having a nice dinner to celebrate winning such a big race. I tried to explain to them nothing else was open and I had other horses to get back and shoe and train; we also had a 10-hour drive. I’ll never forget that drive as we were so tired and worried something was wrong with the truck and we wouldn’t make it back without breaking down. “Even with only being down to eight or 10 horses, the travel for these big races is just too much for us. Because of Dance we were able to buy a farm, the Gilchrist Training Center in Florida, that is affordable for us and we will raise a couple babies, then have a couple horses to fool around with but I didn’t buy any yearlings this year and we don’t plan on it. In fact my wife made me pour cement in one of the stalls in Florida to make it a feed storage area so I wouldn’t be tempted to put a horse in there.” Even if Lost In Time procures restitution for his sire’s misfortune in the Breeders Crown, Jim and Ellen are still not tempted to continue with the horse’s career, no matter how bright the future may be. “I didn’t even want to buy him as a yearling, but I had to support Dance as a stallion and this horse looked like the best one,” Mulinix said. “I always thought and still think Dance will make a great stallion and this horse is so athletic, with the same attitude. If I had to compare them, it would be that Dance was a fullback and Lost In Time is like a running back or halfback, but the shipping and back and forth is too much for us. “At the Metro people were talking about Jimmy Takter retiring and I can understand why. You work so many hours and this is not like a regular job and it is so easy to get burnt out because you don’t have the chance to just enjoy what you have done. “Jimmy and I have called each other for years about how to shoe our horses when I go out east and he comes out here. I know he said it would be his last year next year, but I asked him to take this horse to train and he said yes. “Of course the Breeders Crown would be so meaningful for us to win, not just because it would make up for Dance, but because we are so blessed in our lives to have him, this horse and so many other things that have come along. We hope our good fortune continues in Indiana, but we made our plan whether this colt wins the race or not. “He might go to the Governor’s Cup, I’m not sure right now, then maybe to Florida with us but then it is time for us to pretty much retire.” Click here for Friday’s complete Hoosier Park card. Click here for Saturday’s complete Hoosier Park card. by Kim French, USTA Internet News Editor 

CAMPBELLVILLE, September 23 - In less than a month, Lost In Time went from winning at an Ohio harness racing fair to capturing the $816,000 Metro Pace at Mohawk Racetrack. The Jim Mulinix trained son of A Rocknroll Dance came through with a huge performance to defeat nine other two-year-old pacers in harness racing's richest race for rookies on Saturday evening. Driven by Scott Zeron, Lost In Time shot out from post-five and got away second to a fired up Hayden Hanover, who posted a :27.1 opening-quarter. Just as the field paced by the first-quarter marker, Zeron circled around to the lead. Lost In Time's lead was brief, as Doug McNair sent Stay Hungry from fourth to first well before the half. Stay Hungry posted a :55 opening-half and carried the lead around the far turn. St Lads Neptune started a first-over bid at the half, which supplied cover for Twin B Tuffenuff and race-favourite Pedro Hanover. Lost In Time sat patient in the two-hole, while Stay Hungry paced by three-quarters in 1:22.4. In the stretch, Lost In Time was angled out of the pocket and immediately surged by Stay Hungry and onto a 1:50.1 victory. Hayden Hanover found racing room late and came charging through for second, three-quarters of a length short to Lost In Time. Pedro Hanover fired from third-over to finish third, while Twin B Tuffenuff finished fourth. "I knew last week heading into this week how great he was and if I got anywhere near the same effort we were going to be in good shape," said Zeron about Lost In Time. "I wanted to control the pace, at worst sit in the two-hole and it kind of ended up that way and the two-hole trip worked out good." Owned by Mulinix, Denny Miller and William Rufenacht, Lost In Time was a $47,000 purchase at last year's Lexington Selected Yearling Sale. The bay pacing colt, who finished second in his elimination, was making just his fourth career start on Saturday. "Well I'm old fashion, I like to have them ready before I race," said Mulinix. "When you just have one you can't afford to take a chance and hurt them, so I just took my time and let them beat each other for a while and then we stepped in." Lost In Time's only victory prior to the Metro was a 2:03.4 score in a $750 race at the Hicksville, Ohio fair on August 25. The fair start was also the first charted-line for the rookie, who then qualified at Hoosier Park before finishing second in a Kentucky Sires Stakes event prior to the Metro. Saturday's victory is extra special for Mulinix, as he finished second in the 2011 Metro Pace with Lost In Time's sire, A Rocknroll Dance. "That makes up for 'Rock'," said Mulinix. "With 'Rock' I didn't have the experience then and he (gave) me the experience to do it with this horse. I had never raced at this level much in my life, but this was really exciting. "I bought this horse just to show them that 'Rock' could do it and it worked out and I'm really thankful and actually quite humbled by the whole thing." Winning-driver Zeron is now a two-time Metro champion, as he piloted Artspeak to victory in the 2014 edition. Lost In Time is now two for four with $425,875 earned for his connections. A $2 win ticket on Lost In Time returned $8.20. The $2 Exacta with Hayden Hanover paid $184.20, while the $1 Trifecta including Pedro Hanover returned $368.30. The $1 Superfecta with Twin B Tuffenuff on the bottom paid $2,772.55. Lost In Time Mark McKelvie

Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Sire Stakes (KYSS) saw rookie pacers jockeying for a position in the upcoming $250,000 in the third and last preliminary leg of the harness racing series on Saturday night at The Red Mile.   Band Stand completed her sweep of the preliminary legs with a 1:53.1 triumph for driver Joe Bongiorno. Reserved in fourth through moderate early fractions, she took the uncovered route to victory, chasing down pacesetter and eventual third place finisher Let's Fall In Love in the stretch. Hurrikane Empress raced closed well, angled wide after a pocket trip for the place.   Band Stand is from the first crop of A Rocknroll Dance, was bred by Hunterton Farms and is trained by Tony Alagna for Brad Grant.   Fillies opened the card and Pure Paradise continued her ascent toward the top of the list with a comfortable 1:53 win. Tyler Smith took the favorite back to seventh and last through the early fractions as Newsday set a solid pace. Past the half the McArdle filly was activated into a first over move, engaged the leader by the last turn and sailed on by on her own. Dance Blue drafted behind the winner's cover and arrived second with Pleasant Beauty third.   Brian Brown trains Pure Paradise for Mark Robinson, Bob Mondillo, RBH Ventures Joe Sbrocco.   Alagna and Bongiorno came back to repeat with Key Advisor in the first of two colt divisions as he won for the second time in the KYSS, this one in 1:52. Bongiorno settled his charge in third off the break then moved the 3-5 fave to the lead passing the three-eighths marker. A comfortable 56.1 half followed by a 28.2 third panel with no one at his throat left Key Advisor with enough to sprint off early stretch then hold sway over the very impressive first time starter Lost In Time who endured a long uncovered trip and was still coming at the end. Decoy was third.   Key Advisor is a Somebeachsomewhere colt owned by Brittany Farm and Key Advisor Racing and was bred by Courant AB.   The second colt division was taken by Grand Teton, a Diamond Creek homebred and another by A Rocknroll Dance. Mark MacDonald let the dust settle early then moved the 1-9 favorite to the top at the 56.2 half, faced no pressure around the bend then took off in a 26.2 end to the 1:52 mile. Longshot Trajectory closed for second and Who's Better third. Jimmy Takter trains the winner.   The point standings will be up on the Kentucky Racing Commission website.   Next Sunday, September 17 The Red Mile will host the KYSS Super Night where all eight finals showcasing both two and three-year-olds will race for $1.75 million. The clubhouse dining room will be open for the evening, reservations may be made calling 859-255-0752.   Nick Salvi          

WILKES-BARRE PA - First-time Pennsylvania Stallion Series starters won all four divisions of the third preliminary leg for harness racing two-year-old filly pacers Tuesday at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono - with all four of the winners not assured of a Sire Stakes Championship, but close to "on the bubble" for the rich final to be held at Pocono on Labor Day. Matt Kakaley handled two of Tuesday's winners, including the fastest and the only non-maiden, the A Rocknroll Dance-Road Sign miss Sidewalk Dancer, who won her third straight race while lowering her mark to 1:52.3. "Sidewalk" danced to control past the quarter and finished with 27.4 speed to be five lengths clear at the finish for trainer Chris Oakes and owners North Fork Racing Stable, Omar Beiler, and Dennis Coons. Kakaley's other Stallion Series success came behind the Bettor's Delight-Sanabellevalentine filly Belle's Delight, who moved to the lead at the ¾ and drew off by 5¾ lengths in 1:53.3. Belle's Delight, who was second in a division of the Arden Downs stake on Adios Day, is trained by Ron Burke for owner W J Donovan. Both Kakaley winners were mutuel favorites; the horse evaluated as second-best in her division, the Somebeachsomewhere-Shoobeedobeedo (try typing that three times quickly) filly Sandy's Beach, proved the best by two lengths despite going first-over to stop the timer at 1:52.4. David Miller, who had four wins on the card at press time, drove the Nifty Norman-trained filly for owner David McDuffee. The longest-priced of the four winners, She Said So ($17.60), also had the smallest win margin, a head, but her check will be the same no matter the margin of victory. The daughter of Well Said-Dreams Are Great was stepping quickly late to just catch favored pacesetter Krushed Apple in 1:54.4 for driver Tyler Buter and trainer Mark Harder, the latter also co-owner with Joseph Jannuzzelli, Deena Frost, and VIP Internet Stable LLC. The only double winner in the first two prelims, Cult Icon, sat out this dance, and obviously with four first-time series starters winning she is still the only filly with two wins. But she is not the pointleader: that distinction is shared by three fillies who had board finishes at Pocono to make their scorecards 3-1-1-1, worth 75 points: Real Fine, Round The Beach, and Some Renditions. And right now 40 points ties a horse for eighth and a shake to get in the 8-horse final; all of Tuesday's winners are tied for 11th - which should make the freshmen's final divisional prelim, August 23 at Philly, quite a spectacle. PHHA / Pocono

Gloucester Park Harness Racing’s Trotsynd is over the moon with the early season 2yo results coming out of the United States. Among the group of five yearlings currently being syndicated by Trotsynd is I Am Immortal which is by A Rocknroll Dance from Amarantine. A Rocknroll Dance, whose oldest Australian progeny are current yearlings, has made a promising start to his siring career. His first crop of 69 American 2yos already producing 43 starters and 19 qualified to race with 14 of them with 2:00 records and five in 1:55. His progeny have won 12 races with the fastest of them Grand Teton unbeaten in two starts with a 1:52.2 mark taken in a leg of the Kindergarten Classic Series on July 21st. He is also the sire of the smart filly Yankee Will Dance which has a record of 1:53.8 and was second in a $30,000 division of the Pennsylvania All Stars. Trotsynd, in conjunction with Racing and Wagering Western Australia, is holding a function in the Legends Lounge at Gloucester Park on Friday 4th August to promote the sale of shares in the Trotsynd Syndicates. Shares are selling fast and prospective purchasers of a share are welcome to come and enjoy the hospitality and to discuss becoming actively involved in one of the five yearlings that are available. For more information on Trotsynd's yearlings go to this website.   

Harness Racing’s first season sire A Rocknroll Dance is well represented at the up-coming New Zealand Yearling Sales where he has 39 babies for sale.  At the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale he has 11 progeny for sale and at the Premier Sale he has 28 progeny to be sold.  A champion racehorse from two through to four, A Rocknroll Dance (p2,1:49.1; p3,1:48.1f; p4,1:47.2 and $2,429,441 in earnings) is by Rocknroll Hanover from a half-sister to super sire Western Hanover.  You could say that A Rocknroll Dance is the best bred son of the great Rocknroll Hanover. A Rocknroll Dance was the first pacer in history to take three consecutive sub-1:48 wins.  - Canadian Pacing Derby elimination (1:47.3) - Canadian Pacing Derby final (1:47.2) - Invitational at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (1:47.4) A Rocknroll Dance dominated the track with his grit and toughness.  At two, he equaled  the world record and was the richest two-year old that year.  He won the Meadowlands Pace and the Battle of the Brandywine at three. In winning The Meadowlands Pace he beat the following outstanding horses, all stallions at stud today.  Sweet Lou ($3,484,251) State Treasurer ($2,072,450) Pet Rock ($1,985,820) Thinking Out Loud ($1,957,217) Bolt The Duer ($1,829,995) Heston Blue Chip ($1,779,373) Here is The Meadowlands Pace One of the very best sons of Rocknroll Hanover, A Rocknroll Dance has been enthusiastically received by breeders in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.  The early outlook on his potential as a sire is bright, with breeders praising his offspring's strength, looks and intelligence.  Breckon Farms are selling three yearlings by A Rocknroll Dance at the Australasian Classic Yearling Sale on the 20th of February at Karaka, Auckland, New Zealand. They are; Lot 50 – Rockin Regal (brown colt A Rocknroll Dance / Spirit Of Spring) This colt is a half-brother to three winners including Umojo (1.51.2m, 29 wins $238,047) and Ebony Raider (1.58, 10 wins 17 places $27,696). Rockin Regal is closely related to Group 1 placed Major Star (1.53.5, 12 wins 21 places $169,068), Zenthura (1.56.5h, 16 wins 16 places $117,705), Group 2 winner Idancedallnight (1.59.3, 6 wins 12 places $103,655), Waltzing With Cullen (1.51.7m, 20 wins 45 places $212,951), Nureyev (1.55.3, 12 wins 9 places $94,414), dual Group 1 placed Fake Spirit (1.59.8, 5 wins $184,370) and Group 1 winner Chilli Palmer (1.51.5m, 14 wins 16 places $289,583) and Jinni’s Fantasy (1.51.8m, 59 wins $443,273). Lot 83 – Yorkshire Rose (bay colt A Rocknroll Dance / Veste) Yorkshire Rose is the third foal from 1:57.1 2yo Group 1 winning Christian Cullen mare Veste (1.57.1, 3 wins 1 place $106,024) who is a full-sister to 2 winners including Conversion (1.56.7, 4 wins 5 places $19,940). Her second dam is the very good race mare Corburg (1.56.8, 10 wins 13 places $201,312) who is a Group 1 winning ‘4YO Mare of the Year’ and half-sister to million dollar earner, multiple Group 1 winner and ‘3YO Pacer of the Year’ Stunin Cullen (1.54.1, 18 wins $1,493,716),  Gustavo (1.52.6h, 15 wins $139,207), Temepara Cullen (1.56.1; 5 wins 4 places $40,143) and Smiley Sophie (1:56.5, 1 win 8 places, $53,986). This is the family of dual NZ Cup winner, 10-time Group 1 winning and millionaire pacer Il Vicolo (1.57.6, 31 wins 10 places $1,580,948) and Auckland Cup winner, 5-time Group 1 winner, millionaire pacer and ‘2yo Pacer of the Year’ Gotta Go Cullen (1.58.3, 24 wins 17 places $1,173,343). Lot 137 – Miss Streisand (bay filly, A Rocknroll Dance / Goodlookinggirl) Miss Streisand is a half-sister to two winners, Fellamongstabeauty (1.59.7, 1 win $3,770 from just 2 starts) and Goodlookingbabe (2.00.6, 3 wins $20,475). She is from the Christian Cullen mare Goodlookinggirl (2.3.5, 1 win 3 places $5,277) who is a half-sister to eight winners including Group 3 winner and Group 1 placed Mark Dennis (1.54.2f, 29 wins $217,527), Group 1 winner Waitfornoone (1.55.7, 11 wins 14 places $201,805), St Barts (1.57, 15 wins 11 places $162,506) and Group 1 placed Fight Fire With Fire (1.56; 7 wins 13 places $151,656). This filly is closely related to Group 1 placed Windinherhair (1.54.6, 11 wins 14 places $140,476), dual Group 2 placed Twice As Hot (1.59.6, 5 wins 11 places $50,537), dam of Group 1 winner Flaming Flutter (1.53.9m, 19 wins 33 places $645,195) and Group 2 winner Pacific Warrior (1.54.8h, 28 wins 21 places $343,419).   Harnesslink Media

Addington are excited to announce renowned stallion proprietors, Diamond Creek Farm, USA are the proud new sponsor of the Group One $200,000 New Zealand Derby. Adam Bowden, CEO of Diamond Creek Farm is delighted to be partnering with Addington. “We are a firm supporter of the breeding industry in the Southern Hemisphere and sponsoring the prestigious New Zealand Derby is an excellent fit for us as our stallion ‘A Rocknroll Dance’ is the first pacer in the harness racing history to be the winner of 3 consecutive sub 1:48 races, with two of these being Canadian Derby’s.”  Adam continued to state “after A Rocknroll Dance served a full book in 2014 in the Northern Hemisphere, he was then able to stand in the Southern Hemisphere at Nevele R/Alabar Studs. There he was bred to over 300 mares between New Zealand and Australia, making him an in demand stallion. Upon returning to the states for the 2015 year, ‘Dance’ has once again been fully booked. With such an outstanding first crop in both hemispheres, ‘A Rocknroll Dance’s’ continued success and popularity looks bright.”  This year Sweet Lou followed his stable mate and travelled down under, joining the roster at Woodlands Stud. “By partnering with studs in the Southern Hemisphere, the potential reach of these great champions will be limitless.” stated Adam. ‘A Rocknroll Dance’ New Zealand Derby will be held at Addington on Friday, 8 April.  For more details on nominations and conditions of ‘A Rocknroll Dance’ New Zealand Derby please visit addington.co.nz/racing/promotions-incentives/. Alternatively, please call Brian, Richard or Colin of Addington’s Racing Department on (03) 338 9094.  Keryn McElroy

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